Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid Surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is typically performed to improve the appearance of the eyes. As a person ages, the eyelid skin sags, the eyelid muscles loosen and fat deposits above and below the eye protrude and become prominent. The sagging eyelids and bags underneath the eyes can make you look older and more tired than you feel. Although it will not stop the aging process, eyelid surgery can improve your appearance and increase your self-confidence.

What happens during Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty is done here at our fully accredited surgery center. The patient will be under IV sedation (also known as twilight anesthesia). During eyelid surgery excess folds of skin and pouches of fat are removed from the lower and upper eyelids. Dr Lee makes the incision lines for eyelid surgery so that the scars are well hidden within the natural structures of the eyelid region. Droopy conditions of the upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allowing repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and/or removal of excess skin. Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision Dr Lee will remove excess skin in the lower eyelids. He may also consider a transconjunctival incision, one that is hidden inside the lower eyelid, as an alternate technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and redistribute or remove excess fat.

After surgery the patient will be moved to the recovery room and from there can go home. The total time including procedure usually between 3 and 4 hours.

Healing time for Eyelid Surgery

After surgery the patient will be moved to the recovery room and from there can go home. The total time including procedure usually between 3 and 4 hours.

The patient will go home with tape over the incisions. The tape will be removed at the first post op visit 2 days after surgery. The sutures will be removed at the second pre op visit  5 to 7 days after the surgery. The patient will need to rest 1 -2 days after surgery. There will be some bruising and swelling around the eye area. This bruising can increase and spread out a little over the next few days but usually a patient can go back to work between 5 and 7 days after surgery with some makeup to conceal the residual bruising.

Eyelid surgery can also be done in conjunction with other procedures such as:

  • Face Lift
  • Forehead and Brow Lift

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